Giancarlo Fisichella is poised to sue former formula one team owner Eddie Jordan over unpaid wages in 2003.
The Roman, who now drives for Renault alongside world champion Fernando Alonso, raced for Jordan’s team – today owned by Alex Shnaider and renamed Midland – in 1997, 2002 and 2003.
In 2003, he won the rain and crash-affected Brazilian grand prix.
England’s ‘Guardian’ newspaper reports that the money involved is around the $600,000 mark, while it is suggested elsewhere that the pair could not settle the matter privately.
It will be heard in London’s High Court.
”I can’t deny it,” 33-year-old Fisichella’s manager Enrico Zanarini said, ”but this is a private matter and I don’t want to make any comment on it.”
Irishman Jordan, too, was keeping quiet, but he seemed surprised and even unsure about whether Fisichella was planning to sue him privately, or through the defunct Jordan Grand Prix moniker.
He said: ”I don’t want to comment until I know a little more about it.”
Jordan sold the Silverstone-based team for a reputed $40m at the end of the 2004 season. gmmf1dailyf1news.com